Temple City, California had its beginnings in 1923 as the dream of Walter P. Temple. This visionary purchased 400 acres to develop into a community with affordable housing for ordinary people. After a decline in the 1970s, the city began growing again and today enjoys an ethnically diverse population of 36,000.
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Located in the greater Los Angeles area, Temple City has easy access to all the cultural and entertainment amenities of a big city. However, it retains its small town appeal thanks to long standing traditions. Every February since 1944, the annual Camellia Festival has celebrated youth, now attracting over 5,000 children who do all the work on a kickoff parade. It is a three day event with food booths, games, and cultural entertainment. Another example of community spirit, the Saint Luke’s Parish Fiesta is held for three days every April when 10,000 residents and visitors enjoy games, rides, and entertainment.
Dozens of good restaurants offer a range of options from comfort food to fine dining, many with an Asian influence. A recent attraction is the Farmer’s Market open in the spring and summer with its tempting variety of fresh fruits and vegetables all grown locally. The bridal district with its shops and portrait studios is growing rapidly. The next exciting project is the development of Rosemead Boulevard with its plan for downtown bike lanes, landscaped medians, and public art displays. Temple City is a dynamic but comfortable urban area in which to live.